"I got it when I was 16. When I left home. It was a very dark time. I hate it but its too expensive to cover it up."
What does your tattoo mean to you?
Or have you ever wondered about the story behind your neighbour’s tattoo, or the really intriguing woman with the tattoo you saw at the bus stop?
On this website you can explore a digital showcase of the tattoo culture of Knowle West and add your own tattoo to the collection.
From first love to in memoriam, from DIY tattoos to the finest artwork, from pride to regret, I Will Always Have You, would love to include your story.
The Knowle West Mobile Tattoo Parlour is on show at Knowle West Media Centre (Leinster Road, Bristol BS4 1NL). Here you can explore the collection, add your own artwork and story, or you can upload your tattoos here via the website.
September 2015: a new collection of fashion and homeware inspired by the Knowle West Tattoo Archive has been developed by local people working with artists and makers. You can view the collection and find out more at www.knowlewestmedia.org.uk